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Slayer Announces New Leg of Farewell Tour
Concerts & Tours

Slayer Announces New Leg of Farewell Tour

The metal titans in Slayer have announced a new round of concerts as part of their farewell tour. The new North American leg will be the tour’s fifth leg overall since they announced the world tour in January.

Lamb of God Releases “Legion: XX” Under Burn The Priest Moniker
New Albums

Lamb of God Releases “Legion: XX” Under Burn The Priest Moniker

Before Lamb of God, there was Burn the Priest. Lamb of God has gone back to their roots with a new album of covers under the band’s former name. Featuring songs written by bands like The Accused and Agnostic Front, Legion: XX has a decidedly punk slant. That’s in part because each of the members – including bassist John Campbell...

Slayer Announces Final World Tour
News

Slayer Announces Final World Tour

After 35 years of producing some of the most brutal music ever written, Slayer has announced they’ll be making their exit after one more world tour. The legendary thrash band made the announcement with a YouTube video: While the news was a surprise, it may not be a shock to fans who have been keeping up with the members. Bassist...

ESP Announces John Campbell Signature Bass
Basses

ESP Announces John Campbell Signature Bass

Lamb of God bassist John Campbell has a new signature bass from ESP called the LTD JC-4FM. Based on the company’s Stream model, the bass is customized to Campbell’s liking, including a flamed maple top with a smooth satin black finish on its swamp ash body’s back and sides. It’s also built with a five-piece maple and bubinga neck topped...

Groove – Episode #9: John Campbell
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #9: John Campbell

Lamb of God was one of the headliners at this year’s three-day hard music festival known as Heavy Montreal. Bassist John Campbell was willing and able to sit down in the blazing sun to talk about everything from why he used to play with only three strings on his bass, to the sad situation that found his singer Randy Blythe...

Lamb of God Releases 10th Anniversary Edition of “As the Palaces Burn”
New Albums

Lamb of God Releases 10th Anniversary Edition of “As the Palaces Burn”

It’s hard to believe that Lamb of God’s As the Palaces Burn is ten years old, but the band is celebrating the anniversary with a remixed reissue of the pivotal album. The original catapulted the Virginia-based metal outfit to the forefront of the metal scene due to its fresh mix of southern groove and technical, hard-hitting riffs. Bassist John Campbell...

Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage Announce North American Tour
Concerts & Tours

Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage Announce North American Tour

Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage have teamed up for a North American tour this fall that will kick off October 22nd in Toronto, Ontario and wrap up November 26th at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland. Support for the tour includes Testament and Huntress, which brings the bass heavyweight tally up to John Campbell, Mike D’Antonio, Greg Christian and...

Lamb of God Announces Tour Dates and Metal on the Mountain Retreat
Concerts & Tours

Lamb of God Announces Tour Dates and Metal on the Mountain Retreat

Two weeks after lead singer Randy Blythe was exonerated of charges in the Czech Republic, Lamb of God are picking up where they left off with a new tour in support of their latest album Resolution. Kicking off in Asheville, North Carolina on May 16th, the group will visit 30 markets with direct support from Decapitated, while Terror will appear...

Lamb of God/Dethklok Headlining Tour Cancelled
Concerts & Tours

Lamb of God/Dethklok Headlining Tour Cancelled

The co-headlining tour between metal giants Lamb of God and Dethklok with support from Gojira has been cancelled due to Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe’s continued incarceration in the Czech Republic. The tour, which was to feature low-end goodness from Lamb of God’s John Campbell, Gojira’s Jean-Michel Labadie, and Bryan Beller (aka Dethklok’s Murderface), has no plans to reschedule...